• BMW sets the tone for the 2017 EICMA with this new teaser of the new F850GS.

Touted to replace the F800GS, this new Middleweight Adventure Bike will set the standard quite high.

The BMW GS adventure series of motorcycles have become quite a reminiscent name in the segment of premium enduro bikes in the country and they are the best selling range of motorcycles for the Bavarian company.

For 2018, BMW will be showcasing new models at the upcoming EICMA along with a few of its existing models. And joining every other manufacturer in the tease game, BMW has released their first teaser depicting the imminent launch of their brand new F850GS motorcycle that will replace the F800GS.

2015 - 2018 BMW F 800 GS / F 800 GS Adventure
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2016 BMW F800 GS

The F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure motorcycles have till date showcasing the best of engineering prowess in the segment of enduro motorcycles, and at the same time, it takes forward the legacy of the almost 35-year-old ‘GS’ nameplate, which was initiated with the R 80 GS back in 1980.

Taking that very notion forward will be the all-new 2018 F850GS that will have a brand new motor running under the hood which should see a powerband that peaks out close to 100 hp. The engine may also feature a 270-degree firing order to make it sound and feel like the V-twins.

To become lightweight, the 850 will have an aluminum chassis instead of the steel one present currently on the 800 and will continue to carry the 21-inch front and 18-inch rear still marking it as a capable off-roader.

The dash also sees a major reform with the 850 ditching the old analog-LCD panel to a new state of the art TFT instrument cluster seen first on the R1200GS recently. It can also connect to your smartphone device via Bluetooth to enhance many possibilities for your ride.

BMW sets the tone for the 2017 EICMA with this new teaser of the new F850GS. Screenshots / Gameplay
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Although not many details are out, BMW will make sure to equip this with modern mechanical units for both suspension and brakes along with the already existing tech features like Ride-by-Wire, riding modes, ABS, ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) and ASC (Automatic Stability Control).

Stay tuned with us and we will keep ou updating more on further developments.

Sagar Patil
Sagar Patil
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